Sixth Form Alumni: Emily Cox

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Personally, university wasn’t for me, I am much more of a practical person and wanted to gain first-hand experience in a business. With the support and careers guidance from Sixth Form it enabled me to feel more confident with this decision. The sixth form were committed to weekly talks discussing our options post A-Level studies which enabled us to see and think about what is available. One of the most
useful events from Sixth Form were the career days, where we could talk to employees from companies such as Boots PLC and Rolls Royce.

I was fortunate to take part in the DANCOP ‘Learn to work’ scheme, which consisted of talking to an external group of people about potential career paths. A particularly useful exercise consisted of constructing CV’s and taking part in mock interviews. We finished the
scheme with a trip to Bowmer & Kirkland, a construction company, where we discussed what employers look for in individuals and how to
succeed in interviews.

I succeeded in securing a role as a Marketing Executive for a welding company called Foster Industrial. My overarching aim is to improve the company’s digital sales offering whilst driving lead generation. My main tasks are running and creating content for their website which includes copywriting, product updates and product pricing, as well as day to day running of all social media platforms to position the company as an on-trend player in the market.

Without the support of Sixth Form I wouldn’t be where I am today, in a role that I thoroughly enjoy. They helped me understand my strengths and how to use these to be successful in my future.

Emily Cox (2013-2020)
A Levels: English, Psychology, Business, Extended Project Qualification